Sunday, November 18, 2007

Two FO's

Count 'em, two!

First, my Dashing gloves in Malabrigo for Eli's temporary cello teacher, with which I am inordinately happy (the gloves, not the teacher. I am very happy with her too - hence the gloves - but I believe that is happiness of the ordinate sort:). I need to make more fingerless gloves. They're fast! They're funky! I am not quite clear on the usefulness, and they are very long, but I love them anyway. And I love the Malabrigo, the Malabrigo colorway (Paris Nights) and the way they feel ... I just hope they don't disappear into pills on the first wearing.

Pattern: Dashing, from Knitty
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted in Paris Nights
Needles: DPN US6
Modifications: I knit 20 rows instead of 24 after the third cable to shorten the wrists slightly. I also decreased five stitches before the castoff so they wouldn't flare, and I used the EZ sewn bind-off. (Is there ever a reason not to use that? I am quite addicted to it, and it matched my cable cast-on quite well.)

Second, the Diagonal Ridges scarf for Nada:

I still need to block it, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. It is a very pretty pattern (thanks Kathy!) and the wrong side looks just as good as the right:

Pattern: Diagonal Ridges scarf from Ann Norling, Six Lace Scarfs
Yarn: Times Remembered Prime Alpaca, sportweight, color Musk
Needles: Knitpicks Options US4
Modifications: Cast on 33 stitches. I used the EZ sewn bindoff for this, too.


Adrienne said...

Both projects look wonderful!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the fingerless gloves, I've been seeing these everywhere and I finally got cold enough today to start some. The yarn is very pretty.

The scarf looks great too, very homey and nice.

Teal said...

Both your projects look great and you must be very happy to have them complete. You've made me curious about the EZ sewn bindoff. I'll have to look that up.

tiennie said...

Both projects are beautifully done!

kathy in Juneau said...

Gee whiz, have I been gone that long?? The fingerless gloves are fantastic. Wonderful gift! And Nada's scarf turned out beautifully!!! You must be so tickled! Hooray for FOs! Hooray for knitted gifts!!

tiennie said...

These are beautiful! Love the pictures too!